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Rating high on the shock pimpometer...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    i think that would work pretty good if you changed a few mounting points. i have built many little trucks and they all used that type of cantilever suspension. with coilovers and a 4 link though. that could be copied to make some serious flex if used with coilovers and a 4 lknk suspension.
     
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    Mmmm....lots of moving parts, heim joints, mud, grit, water....mmmm! :rolleyes:
     
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    high end desert race trucks use that type of lever shock system. It really is a good idea for the space issue. You can put a 15" travel shock under the bed of your K5 without cutting the floor.

    Step out of the box, it is a lot easier to build things that way. :D
     
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    True, but you don't need that for the street... and that's where I'd bet 75% of those kits are used.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Floor? I'm supposed to have a FLOOR? :D

    Actually, I still have some sheetmetal ... but I'm waiting for it to rust out.

    I'm sure that the thing is cool ... but as somebody pointed out, I betcha you see a lot more of these at the malls. Whatever floats folks' boats.

    -- A
     
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    how much travel does that chevy really have?

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    Ya... Look at the trucks they are on. Its all about the BLING!! If you were gonna run Baja, then I could see it. But then my vehicle would be hacked up enough to do conventional long travel shock set up. These would be found on new Chevy HD's or Ford Super Duty's running DUBZ with 35-37 inch tires, bumpin' some 50 Cent. that never see a gravel or dirt road.

    Like Jay-Z said... "Big Pimpin' Spendin' G's!!!"
     
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    Never seen a current truck set up that way, only older trucks. Was a time when there was a kit of sorts to do that in the rear as a way to not cut the bed. One lever operated 3 shocks. Ramsey likely knows the name of the guy who made them. I know Jr. has a set on the rear of his Ranger chase/play truck. The shock ratio change thru the wheel travel didn't do you any favors.

    Look up the IRS desert truck that Brian Kudela designed for Chevy. That system works like the Nautilus work-out machines The truck was at the Off Road Expo in the Light Racing booth.
     

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